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Ayers House

288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

June 2019

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Evening Talk, Thursday 6th June – Origin and Diagenetic Evolution of Microporosity in Cretaceous Limestone Reservoirs, Abu Dhabi

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PESA SA/NT Evening Talk - Thursday 6th June Origin and Diagenetic Evolution of Microporosity in Cretaceous Limestone Reservoirs, Abu Dhabi When: Thursday 6th June; Networking in Henry's Bar from 5.30pm, with presentation from 6.15pm in The Library Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide Speaker: Prof Sadoon Morad (The Petroleum Institute, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates) The books need new chapters! Microporosity in carbonate grainstone and mudstone reservoirs, which is gaining more attraction of the petroleum industry because they host substantial hydrocarbon reserves,…

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Thursday, 27 June, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 27th June – A tale of two volcanic provinces: using seismic reflection data to probe ancient volcanic plumbing systems in the Bight Basin and North Sea

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PESA SA/NT June Technical Luncheon A tale of two volcanic provinces: using seismic reflection data to probe ancient volcanic plumbing systems in the Bight Basin and North Sea  When: Thursday 27th June, 12pm for 12:30 Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide Speaker: Simon Holford (Australian School of Petroleum) An important geological risk associated with exploration in many sedimentary basins that formed due to lithosphere extension is the presence of igneous rocks. Whilst hydrocarbon exploration has traditionally overlooked basins containing igneous rocks,…

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July 2019

Thursday, 25 July, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 25th July – Network Topology of a Fault-damage Zone: Towards Quantifying Permeability

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PESA SA/NT July Technical Luncheon Network Topology of a Fault-damage Zone: Towards Quantifying Permeability  When: Thursday 25th July, 12pm for 12:30 Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide Speaker: Rowan Hansberry (University of Adelaide) Predicting the interconnectivity and permeability of fractures at any scale remains a fundamental challenge in structural geology. Models which predict the likelihood of fracture opening based on their relation to the stress field can be applied at the 100s of metres to kilometre scale. Increasingly however, an understanding…

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August 2019

Thursday, 29 August, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT One-day Training Course, Thursday 29th August – The Elements of Chemostratigraphy

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PESA SA/NT One-day Training Course The Elements of Chemostratigraphy When: Thursday 29th August, Ayers House Presenters: Anne Forbes (Chemostrat), Stuart Munday (Chemostrat) & Carey Hannaford (MGPalaeo)  This course aims to help you understand the principles of chemostratigraphy and how to use elemental geochemistry data in the analysis of sedimentary systems. Australian case studies will reinforce the concepts discussed and demonstrate some practical applications, as well as highlighting the benefits and limitations of chemostratigraphic techniques. The monthly Technical Talk during lunch will…

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Thursday, 29 August, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 29th August – The Birkhead Formation: a joint chemostratigraphy-biostratigraphy case study

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PESA SA/NT August Technical Luncheon The Birkhead Formation: a joint chemostratigraphy-biostratigraphy case study When: Thursday 29th August, 12pm for 12:30 Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide Speakers: Stuart Munday (Chemostrat) &  Carey Hannaford (MGPalaeo) Chemostrat and MGPalaeo will be presenting a joint stratigraphic – provenance study of the late Jurassic Birkhead Formation from the Snatcher Field area, northern Eromanga Basin. New palynological analysis has been integrated with inorganic geochemistry finger-printing to enable the subdivision of this problematic formation with increased confidence and resolution.  The data also…

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September 2019

Thursday, 26 September, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

Joint PESA SA/NT & SPE-SA Technical Luncheon, Thursday 26th September – Strike Energy: Pushing the Boundaries on Permeability and Porosity

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PESA SA/NT September Technical Luncheon Strike Energy: Pushing the Boundaries on Permeability and Porosity When: Thursday 26th September, 12pm for 12:30 Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide Speakers: Andrew Farley (Strike Energy) Since relocating its headquarters to South Australia in 2017, Strike has continued to test the boundaries of assumed porosity and permeability depth limits. 2018 saw the execution of the Jaws project in the southern Cooper Basin, which deployed numerous advanced drilling, stimulation, completion and artificial lift technologies to deep…

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October 2019

Thursday, 31 October, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 31st October – Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility

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PESA SA/NT October Technical Luncheon Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility When: Thursday 31st October, 12pm for 12:30 Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide Speakers: Matthias Rabb (CO2CRC) The CO2CRC Otway Research Facility is Australia’s first demonstration of carbon capture and storage. The Otway Research Facility was established in 2007 to demonstrate scientific, technical, legal, regulatory and social aspects of successfully operating a CCS project. The facility is also globally unique as it has its own…

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November 2019

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT – November 2019: Joint Technical Evening Talk

Our usual techniques for the identification of faults have left a gap in our understanding of the role that faults play in the subsurface. When dealing with reservoirs, especially matrix-producing reservoirs, we usually practice 'fault & fracture denial' and spend little time in mapping smaller-scale faults in the early exploration, appraisal and development phases.

We typically only focus on faults once drilling and production performance presents us with unexpected results, such as fluid losses and geomechanical problems during drilling, or reservoir compartmentalisation, water (or gas) channeling along fault planes or cross-flow between wells or zones.

This approach has resulted in problems in many reservoirs around the world, e.g. costly drilling issues, sub-optimal field developments, production deferrals, facility constraints, costly field re-developments incl. well work-overs and infill well drilling, and have even caused uneconomic fields.

Structural compartmentalisation has e.g. been found to be the number one risk to field developments in the North Sea.

The methods that we have employed in the past have led to a systematic under-sampling of smaller-scale fault populations in our fields, and through this to the systematic under-estimation of the effects and risks that faults can pose on the successful drilling, exploration and production of resources.

New seismic techniques in the identification of small-scale faults have shown in recent years that every well penetrates multiple small-scale faults in the subsurface, without these usually being identified through other methods. These intersections can result in many observations in wells – fluid losses during drilling, borehole stability issues, flow enhancement through natural fracture production (sweet spots), cross-flow between zones and wells, premature water production through fault channeling, and others.   Faults always affect and in fact channel fluid flow, either parallel to the fault plane when a fault is sealing (compartmentalisation), or directly along the fault plane when the fault is open.

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Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 @ 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Technical Evening Talk, Wednesday, 20th November: History of the Bauer Field – A case study on the Cooper Basin

PESA SA/NT November Evening Talk  History of the Bauer Field - A case study on the Cooper Basin The production history from the Bauer field in the Cooper basin is a great example of how the hydrocarbon potential of low relief structures can be underestimated. The talk comprises all the different approaches since the initial discovery to the current development phase, which have been taking place in order to gain better understanding of the Bauer field, to maximise the opportunities and…

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December 2019

Thursday, 5 December, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Sydney time)
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT – 2019 Christmas Luncheon and Industry Review – Thursday 5th December

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PESA SA/NT 2019 Christmas Luncheon and Industry Review When: Thursday 5th December, 12pm for 12:30 Where: The Ballroom, Ayers House, 288 North Tce Adelaide Join us for our annual Christmas luncheon with the 2019 Year End Oil & Gas Review presented by Simon Brealey The presentation will look back at key developments in the oil and gas patch since last year’s PESA Christmas luncheon, comment on activities of some Australian companies and bravely make some predictions for the year ahead Menu…

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January 2020

Thursday, 30 January @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

January Technical Luncheon – Demonstrating an acceptable level of impact: an assessment of noise impacts to fishes from a seismic survey in an Australian Marine Park

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This paper was presented at the 2019 APPEA Conference where it was awarded the Alan Prince award for Best Peer Reviewed Paper Presentation Summary With a current Senate Inquiry into the impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment, the method for identifying and managing potential impacts from offshore seismic surveys is becoming increasingly important. This presentation is a case study of a particularly challenging impact assessment and approvals process for a 3D seismic survey in the Bonaparte…

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February 2020

Wednesday, 5 February @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Australia/Perth time)
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Evening Cocktails: Finding the right stuff – Oil vs. gas and the perils of pre-drill prediction

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Figure 1 (title figure, above): Schematic view of the fluid distribution in the Dorado Field as reported before and after the first appraisal well Finding the right stuff: Oil vs. gas and the perils of pre-drill prediction  Andrew Murray1 and Zhiyong He2  1Murray Partners PPSA Pty. Ltd., 2Zetaware Inc In 1980 BP drilled the Phoenix-1 wildcat well in the Bedout Sub-Basin, a hitherto unexplored area of the North West Shelf (NWS). Although the province is famously gas prone, the target was…

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Thursday, 20 February @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Feb Technical Luncheon: Risk Analysis And Volumetrics In 2020 – What about the Upside?

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RISK ANALYSIS AND VOLUMETRICS IN 2020: WHAT ABOUT THE UPSIDE? The ongoing success of the E&P industry continues to rely heavily on large discoveries, of upside outcomes. The ability of current risk analysis practices to identify the magnitude and likelihood of exploration prospect upside potential has always and continues to be debated. We will discuss: A representative example of the chronic underperformance of the exploration sector in the 1990’s, the efficacy of the type of process widely adopted at that…

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March 2020

Thursday, 5 March @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

March 2020 SPE-SA/PESA SA/NT Joint Technical Luncheon

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ELIXIR ENERGY: FRONTIER CSG EXPLORATION IN MONGOLIA - MANAGED IN ADELAIDE Neil Young - Managing Director, Elixir Energy Ltd Thursday 5th of March 2020 Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide 12:00 for 12:30 hrs Please RSVP by COB Monday 2nd March  Click here to book via the SPE website Abstract: Elixir Energy Ltd (EXR) is an ASX listed company that moved its headquarters to Adelaide in 2019 after acquiring private company Golden Horde Ltd.  The latter is the 100% owner…

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August 2020

Thursday, 27 August @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Adelaide time)
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT August Technical Luncheon – Evaluating Seals with John Kaldi

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PESA SA/NT are pleased to announce the re-start of the PESA Technical Lunches, starting 27th of August, Ayers House PESA SA/NT branch will hold a short AGM presentation to announce the 2020/21 committee members and a quick overview of activities just before the general announcements Evaluating Seals: Determining the Hydrocarbon Retention Potential of Caprocks Abstract: The accumulation of hydrocarbons requires a porous reservoir overlain by an impermeable caprock or seal. The importance of the caprock is that it provides containment of…

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